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Low Fat Hummus

It's not traditional hummus as it doesn't use tahini. It's a great chick pea spread that can be eaten on bread by itself, as a sandwich enhancer TM or as a healthy dip. Ingredients 1 can chick peas drained and rinsed low fat or fat free italian salad dressing 1/2 a small onion finely diced 2-3 cloves garlic finely chopped garlic powder oregano salt and pepper optional: 1/2 tsp dijon style mustard for more kick First thing you need to do is mash your chick peas. If you have a food processor, good for you! Grind your peas that way. If you are poor, frugal or otherwise kitchen appliance challenged pour your chick peas into a plastic zipper baggie. MAKE SURE THE BAG IS FULLY SEALED! Use a heavy, blunt object (rubber mallet, hammer, meat tenderizer, can o potatoes) to pound your chick peas until all are mush. Relocate your now mashed chick peas to your mixing bowl. If you can, use a covered mixing bowl so you can just store your finished faux-hummus right in